parotid gland


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parotid gland

a large salivary gland, in man situated in front of and below each ear

parotid gland

[pə′räd·əd ′gland]
(anatomy)
The salivary gland in front of and below the external ear; the largest salivary gland in humans; a compound racemose serous gland that communicates with the mouth by Steno's duct.
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They comprise 1%-2% and 1.5% of all salivary gland epithelial tumors, respectively, and predominantly occur in the parotid gland (15-17, 19, 21).
Duct System of the Parotid Gland. Like the human salivary glands (Amano, 2011; Bruel et al., 2015), the duct system in rodents and rabbits is made up of intercalated ducts (ID), striated ducts (SD), excretory ducts (ED) and main excretory ducts, with these last ones leading to the main excretory duct (MED) (Fig.
All cases of sialadenitis were in submandibular gland, sialadenosis was encountered equally in submandibular and parotid gland. Non- neoplastic cysts were seen in parotid gland and minor salivary gland.
A 54-year-old woman was presented to our department with a complaint of progressive painless swelling in the left parotid gland since the previous 3 months.
Computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck showed a well-demarcated enhancing solid mass (35x34x13 mm) in the tail of the left parotid gland (Figure 1).
(2.) Li J et al: Ultrasound and computed tomography features of primary acinic cell carcinoma in the parotid gland: a retrospective study.
Low-grade papillary cystadenocarcinoma of the parotid gland: presentation of a case with cytological, histopathological, and immunohistochemical features and pertinent literature review.
Initially an ultrasound was done that revealed irregular, heterogeneous mass of 5 x 4.2 cm lying superficial to the parotid gland. The fine needle aspiration biopsy of the mass showed spindle cell lesion.
Survival in patients with parotid gland carcinoma - Results of a multi-center study.
They can be solitary or multiple and represent cystic degeneration within the lymph nodes of the parotid gland. (1,2) They are slow growing in nature, typically seen in HIV-positive adults.
However, our patient had a squamous cell carcinoma as the index tumor, developed in the parotid gland, which is already a rare finding, and moreover, the SPM was a melanoma developed on the skin of the flap, which is highly unusual.
melitensis was observed in the culture of mai which was drained from parotid gland abscess.